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Painful Spines Respond to Non-Surgical Care like Chiropractic

Back pain care guidelines endorse non-surgical care approaches like spinal manipulation. So who provides non-surgical care? A recent study just stated that “Chiropractic is one of the largest manual therapy professions in the US and internationally.” (1) Yes! Chiropractors like your Manahawkin chiropractor at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center relish that role. Your Manahawkin chiropractor helps Manahawkin back pain and neck pain patients get relief of the pain and improve their quality of life.

New Back Pain Care Guidelines 

The latest guideline for non-surgical treatment for recent onset back and/or leg pain recommends patient education (including a talk about treatment outcome), exercise (advice to keep active) and manual therapy, not routine imaging, targeted treatment, extraforaminal glucocorticoid injection, paracetamol, NSAIDs and opioids. (2) Chiropractic offers all three!

Who Sees a Chiropractor? 

24% of US adults seek out chiropractic care in their lifetime. 8.4% of US adults sought chiropractic care in the past year. (1) Why don’t more patients seek chiropractic care? The back pain care guidelines written by groups like the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society call for non-surgical methods like spinal manipulation. (3) Even the physical therapists are frustrated! “Although therapies delivered by PTs are promoted as a first-line treatment for low back pain, PT referral rates remain low.” Only 10.1% of primary care provider visits for low back pain ended with a physical therapy referral. A patient with Medicare or Medicaid was even less likely to get a referral. Where do these low back pain and leg pain patients go? What do they do about their low back pain and leg pain sciatica? They received opioid prescriptions more often. (4) Your Manahawkin chiropractor proposes a non-surgical, non-drug way to pain relief.

Why Patients See a Chiropractor 

But what inspires a visit to a chiropractor like your Manahawkin chiropractor? Spine pain. 63% for back pain and 30.2% for neck pain. (That sounds correct for Manahawkin Chiropractic Center, too. Our Manahawkin chiropractic patients see the back pain specialists at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center as back and neck pain relief specialists!)  Further, adults over 30 and those with spine pain were more likely to consult a chiropractor in the past year. 23% of the chiropractic patients also received a prescription for their back pain. 35% of them used over the counter medications for the same issue which they were seeing the chiropractor. 63.8% reported that having medical and chiropractic care was helpful. (1) Your Manahawkin chiropractor is excited to combine care! Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is ready to cooperate with your primary care physician whenever possible.

Schedule your Manahawkin chiropractic visit today. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center will reach out to your primary care physician. We are all on your side and want the same thing: non-surgical pain relief suggested by the most recent back pain care guidelines and better quality of life for you, our mutual Manahawkin back pain patient or neck pain patient.

 

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